Providing satisfying and rewarding careers for our people.

At McGrathNicol we understand that a large part of our success depends on ensuring that our people are engaged, challenged and satisfied. We have a number of programs in place which promote growth, development and leadership to ensure appropriate recognition and reward for all of our employees. Whether you are currently a university student or have some experience behind you, find out more about starting a rewarding and fulfilling career at McGrathNicol.

Experienced Professionals

As an experienced professional at McGrathNicol you will be provided with a wide array of choices and opportunities for extensive professional and personal development.

Students

As a Vacationer or Graduate you will work alongside some of the industry's most respected leaders, develop a commercial skillset and be provided with clear progression pathways.

Career Development

Our clients rely on our high performing teams to deliver practical, objective and independent advice, technical excellence, innovative thinking and sound execution capability. We invest heavily in the development of our people to equip them with the necessary skills and expertise to exceed the expectations of our clients and ensure they are able to achieve their own personal and professional goals.

The size of our firm means we are large enough to offer a sophisticated development framework for all employees whilst maintaining the agility to cater to your individual needs and career aspirations.

We recognise career progression and success looks different to each employee, so we put you in the driving seat, supported by our comprehensive development framework.

We offer a number of award-winning development programs to support development across our three skill sets: People, Technical and Business Development. Training begins from day one at McGrathNicol and continues as you progress throughout your career.

We understand that a clearly defined career path and progression are important to you. Our structured performance framework provides our people with the opportunity to be considered for merit-based promotions on a bi-annual basis.

To support your progression and development, you will have a dedicated Counselling Manager and Counselling Partner. You will discuss your short and longer-term career goals and aspirations with your Manager and Partner on an ongoing basis, whilst receiving regular feedback, guidance and support from some of the industry’s most respected practitioners.

Our work is project-based, meaning you will work across a number of teams, service lines, industries and locations. We also offer client secondments and domestic and international secondment opportunities via our international affiliations and networks.

If you join us as a Graduate, you will complete our specialised Graduate Development Program (GDP). The GDP begins in your first week with a local induction to orient you with the necessary information and key people to assist you as you settle in. In your second month, you will attend a national in-house training program, which covers both technical and soft skills content as well as team building and social functions to network and build relationships with your peers and other McGrathNicol employees and Partners.

The GDP continues as you complete additional technical and soft skills training, such as Business Writing, Professional Interactions, and ARITA Introduction to Insolvency, alongside completion of the Chartered Accountants (CA) Program.

We offer full financial and study support for our employees to complete the CA Program, including:

  • Payment of all module fees and textbooks;
  • Access to comprehensive study notes and guides;
  • Attendance at lectures and tutorials, including mock exam days to assist in your preparation;
  • Paid study and exam leave;
  • National study groups as you progress through the program alongside your peers;
  • An assigned CA mentor to support you throughout your studies;
  • Payment of annual CA membership fees; and
  • Generous financial rewards to recognise milestone achievements and completion of the program.

Your development remains a priority as you progress throughout your career. We partner with a number of leading external providers and internal subject matter experts to ensure you continue to develop as a well-rounded professional and achieve your personal and professional goals. We offer financial and study support for postgraduate courses and continued development through leading professional bodies such as ARITA, CFA and MBA.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our core values of respect and social responsibility ensure we treat our clients, colleagues and all others with fairness, courtesy and dignity, and reflect our commitment to supporting our communities, the environment and fundamental human rights.

Our culture is inclusive – your opinions and contributions will be valued. Our diversity of thought allows us to exceed the expectations of our clients and is key in the attraction and retention of the best talent.

We are proud members of the Diversity Council Australia, an independent not-for-profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Our corporate membership and involvement with Women on Boards allows us to support women to leverage their professional skills and experience into both executive and non-executive board level roles.

We are strong advocates of diversity within our Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, and we partner with a number of student societies and industry bodies to promote a career in insolvency and advisory to a broad range of students from various backgrounds.

We offer support to working parents, including up to 16 weeks’ paid parental leave and comprehensive return to work support to assist the transition back in to the workplace.

Flexible working is important to our employees, and supports the effective delivery of services to our clients. Our employees value their ability to balance their unique and changing priorities throughout different life and career stages.

Below are some of the organisations we are proud to partner with in our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

MCGRATHNICOL IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH:

Our Values

Integrity

We uphold the highest ethical and professional standards in all we do.


Working together

We value teamwork and strive to share our experience and capability.


Respect

We treat our clients, our colleagues and all others with fairness and courtesy.


Independence

We are independent in our thinking, our relationships and our advice.


Excellence

We are committed to delivering our services to the highest possible standard.


Social responsibility

We are committed to supporting our communities and the environment.


Rewards & Benefits

At McGrathNicol, our generous reward framework and wide range of benefits are designed to attract, motivate, reward and retain the best people. Click the below headings to read more.

McGrathNicol offers full financial and study support to complete the Chartered Accountants Program and other postgraduate qualifications such as ARITA, CFA, and MBA.

To support your continuing professional development, McGrathNicol also covers the cost of professional memberships and other subscriptions. In addition, you will have the opportunity to attend client and industry events, firm and office-wide strategy retreats and other team building activities.

Our salary structure is reviewed biannually against market data and your total remuneration package can include different items to suit your lifestyle – options for salary packaging include coverage for motor vehicles, superannuation and additional annual leave.

Our generous Bonus Programs offer an opportunity for all employees to share in McGrathNicol’s success and be rewarded for their individual performance and contribution.

McGrathNicol also provides payment of insurances including Salary Continuance and Death & Total & Permanent Disability.

Career progression and merit-based promotions are assessed biannually against our comprehensive competency framework.

On-the-spot rewards recognise your efforts and contribution, while our Referral Program rewards you for connecting your network to employment opportunities at McGrathNicol.

Our Parental Leave offering includes up to 16 weeks’ paid leave.

To ensure a smooth transition, new parents are offered extensive return to work support via Parents @ Work, including online resources, workshops and personalised coaching.

McGrathNicol supports access to flexible work arrangements to assist you in managing your work and home life. To assist your ability to work flexibly, all employees are provided with laptops and remote online access. Mobile phones are also provided to senior employees.

In addition to supporting postgraduate qualifications, we also provide paid study, exam, and graduation leave.

McGrathNicol provides career breaks up to 12 months, to pursue your personal and professional goals.

In addition to these leave schemes, we also offer community service leave, and the ability to purchase up to two additional weeks’ annual leave through payroll.

We have a generous discount program, which covers a range of areas including travel, experiences, entertainment, professional and banking services, insurance, health, electronics and more.

McGrathNicol provides employees and their families with access to a round the clock, external, confidential counselling service.

Whether firm sponsored or for personal interest, you will have the opportunity to participate in a range of community, charity and fundraising initiatives, participate in sporting events and attend social functions and other team building activities.

End of trip building facilities (shower facilities, bike racks, etc), ergonomic desks, annual flu vaccinations and provision of daily fresh fruit and healthy snacks are available in all of our offices.